Lecturer in Food Studies

Lecturer in Food Studies

B.Ed. (Home Economics & Biology);
M.Sc. (Agr.) Food Science;
Ed. D. (University of Sheffield)

Eileen Kelly-Blakeney is a Lecturer in Home Economics in St. Angela’s College. She is a graduate of National University of Ireland, with a B. Ed. in Home Economics and Biology, an M. Sc. in Food Science from UCD and an Ed. D. in higher Education & Lifelong Learning from the University of Sheffield. Eileen is PI for the St. Angela’s Strand of the HEA - funded Access to Post-Primary Teaching (APT) Project which has developed a route into ITE for students holding a FE qualification.

Eileen’s research interests include student experiences of widening participation, food education, home economics theory and practice.

Mooney, E., Kelly-Blakeney, E., Mc Cloat, A & Black, D. (2011) An investigation into the experiences of primary school teachers with regard to their teaching of healthy eating within the curriculum. Armagh: Centre for Cross Border Studies.

Kelly-Blakeney, E. (2013) Widening Participation: The Student Teacher Experience. How Equal? Access to Higher Education in Ireland Research Papers. Dublin: HEA. Available at: https://hea.ie/resources/publications/how-equal-access-to-higher-education-in-ireland-research-papers/


  • Oct 2010: Recipient of research bursary from the Irish Teaching Council for research on widening participation in Initial Teacher Education 
  • Professional Associations: Member of IFHE, SRHE
  • Member of organising committee of St. Angela’s College/safefood ‘Take- Away My Way’ all Ireland Schools cookery competitions